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Matruh

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  • Day32

    Day 31: El Alamein

    April 5, 2011 in Egypt

    Took an unscheduled day trip west today with a couple of the group members, to the WW2 battlefield at El Alamein. This area is well known to Australians as many diggers died here fighting in the North Africa campaign against Rommel and his Afrika Korps. There's a large, well-done military museum and a Commonwealth cemetery as well which we spent a few hours looking around. Not sure what the rest of the group did during this time.

    Back to Alexandria in the afternoon where I walked the promenade again and visited the Library. It's not the famous Library of Alexandria from antiquity, that burned down a couple of thousand years ago, but it's supposedly on or near the same spot. Big impressive building with lots of students around.

    Visited a supermarket in the evening to stock up on provisions, as tomorrow we were heading west into the desert!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Muḩāfaz̧at Maţrūḩ, Muhafazat Matruh, Matruh, مطروح

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